Let the Portuguese Property experts help
As you will have seen through the previous six steps, buying a property in Portugal is a huge commitment and will require a lot of thought and consideration. It is so important to ensure you have the right expertise and guidance on your side.
At the Portugal Property Guide we are experienced in the property purchase here, and recommend three key experts to help you safely and successfully purchase your dream home. These three experts are so essential that we refer to them as the ‘Golden Three’, which consists of a trusted property agent, a currency specialist and an independent solicitor. By organising these three services early in your Portugal property search, you will ensure you have access to right support and information at the earliest possible juncture. This is essential to the success of your purchase and will help you avoid the common pitfalls that those before you have faced.
A trusted property agent
There are so many agents to choose from which can be really overwhelming, so it can help to first conduct some online research in your chosen area, assessing the options available to you. The most reassuring way to find the right estate agent for you is through recommendation, but you should still ensure that they meet all your requirements, and can help you in your chosen corner of the country. By finding your estate agent before you even come over on a viewing trip, you can ensure you make the most of your time in Portugal.
These three experts are so essential that we refer to them as the ‘Golden Three’, which consists of a trusted property agent, a currency specialist and an independent solicitor.
A currency specialist
The transfer of your funds into Portugal is an incredibly important process and will have a significant effect on the cost of your purchase. Many people will use their local high street bank to make this transfer, and in doing so get themselves into a slow and expensive process. Instead, using a currency specialist like Smart Currency Exchange will give you access to up-to-date industry advice on the constantly fluctuating exchange rates, offer you expert advice and guidance to make the most of your transfer, and offer you a simple service with savings on your exchange rates of up to 4%. You will also be given your own dedicated account manager, who will also be able to work with your through every step of your Portugal property buying process.
An independent solicitor
By working with an independent, impartial, English-speaking solicitor, with expert knowledge of your area of Portugal, you can feel safe and secure when purchasing your dream home. Your solicitor will assist with communication